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Denali National Park and Preserve Artist-in-Residence

May 14, 2015


The Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park began in 2002, and offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their work amidst the natural splendors of Denali National Park. A panel of artists and National Park Service personnel appointed by the Superintendent of Denali National Park reviews applications from professional artists annually. Selection is made on the basis of required entry materials, vision, new and innovative ways of responding to the park, and recognized accomplishment as demonstrated in those materials.

In celebration of Denali National Park and Preserve’s Centennial anniversary in 2017, the park is seeking a diverse suite of voices to help share the unique story of Denali through art. Alaska Native artists and artists between the ages of 16 and 25 are strongly encouraged to apply.


Each residency takes place during a ten day period between June and September. Artists stay at the historic East Fork Cabin at Mile 43 on the Park Road. The artist is responsible for their own food and transportation. No stipend is provided. The artist can bring with them one adult guest for the length of the residency. In exchange for the use of the cabin, each artist is expected to donate one art piece to the park and offer at least one public presentation. The art is then on display in various venues throughout the park including the Eielson Visitor Center, the Denali Visitor Center, and the Murie Science and Learning Center.

Music Composition (Summer only)
Visual Artist (Summer)
Visual Artist (Winter)
Writer (Summer)
Writer (Winter)


Entries are accepted each year from May 1 through September 30 for residencies during the winter and summer of the following year.



From → Residencies

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